Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2009
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • malt
  • mint
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • nougat
  • barley
  • grain
  • sweet

Bruichladdich

Islay Barley 2009 (0.7l, 50%)
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Character Goatson
The power of land and grain.

Bruichladdich is one of the most impressive distilleries in Scotland. It was built on Islay in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, who came from a Whisky dynasty. The brothers had wanted to create a distillery that was the very antithesis of an Islay farm distillery. They built a cathedral-like, state-of-the-art Victorian still house, where they used 6m tall stills, which was unheard of at that time. Now owned by Remy Cointreau, the distillery remains pretty much the same as it has for the last 100 years with slow fermentation, “trickle” distillation in traditional wooden vats, and huge washes made from towering douglas fir.

While many distilleries focus on the wood or the water, Bruichladdich has always been about the malt and the earth. They have dozens of special editions and releases named after local farms growing special barley in micro-climate zones.

Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm vintage 2009 was distilled from grain harvested in 2008 by Gilbie McCormick and Alistair Torrance. They can even tell you the plots of land if you like. This dedication to “terroir” makes each release unique, which in this case means light, fruit-forward, and clean.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bruichladdich
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Yellow Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh exotic fruits — mango and pineapple — with a hint of florals and mint

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full bodied, sweet and malty with honey and nougat, like a granola bar

Finish
Smooth and warm
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  • honey
  • malt
  • mint
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • nougat
  • barley
  • grain
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Bruichladdich is one of the few distilleries that dedicates 100% of production to their broad range of single malt Whisky.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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